List of terrorist incidents in 1999

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This is a timeline of incidents in 1999 that have been labelled as "terrorism" and are not believed to have been carried out by a government or its forces (see state terrorism and state-sponsored terrorism).


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
16 February Car bombings 16 120 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan Six car bombs targeting government buildings and Uzbek president Islam Karimov explode over the course of an hour and a half in Tashkent. IMU


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
13/14 March Bombings, arson 13 2 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Blue Market massacre: Two bombings at a shopping centre and one of a truck kill 13 and wound two others in Istanbul. PKK is blamed. PKK Turkey-PKK conflict
19 March Bombing 62 Hundreds Russia Vladikavkaz, Russia Four young Chechen men detonated a bomb in a crowded market, killing 62 people. They also committed two other bombings of Russian military housing complex and a train station and also kidnapped four Russian soldiers later in 1999. CRI


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
12 Hijacking 1 0 Colombia Bucaramanga, Colombia The Flight 943 of Avianca was kidnapped by a command of six guerrillas from the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN). The aircraft had 41 passengers and five crew members. The incident ended with a[clarification needed] dead.[1] ELN Colombian Conflict
17-30 April Bombings 3 140 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Neo-Nazi David Copeland detonated three nail bombs in London in April 1999. The first bombing occurred on 17 April in Brixton and targeted blacks. 48 people were injured. The second bombing, on April 24, targeted Bengalis on Brick Lane and wounded 13. The final bombing occurred on 30 April in Soho at a gay bar called the Admiral Duncan. 3 people, including a pregnant woman, were killed and 79 were injured. Copeland told police he hoped the bombings would spark a race war. David Copeland
20 April School shooting, attempted bombing 13 (+2 attackers) 24 United States Columbine, Colorado, United States Two seniors at Columbine High School, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on the school, killing 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide. The two had planned blowing up the school cafeteria and then detonating two bombs they had hidden in their cars but opened fire on the school once the bombs failed to detonate. The two had written about being bullied at school and wanting to terrorize and get revenge on American society in general. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
26 April Bombing 0 11 Russia Moscow, Russia An explosion inside an elevator at the Intourist hotel in Moscow injured eleven people.[2] Unknown


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
23 July Massacre 14 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lipljan, Yugoslavia 14 Kosovo Serb farmers are executed by the Kosovo Liberation Army KLA Kosovo war
30 July Car bombing 9 38 Colombia Medellín, Colombia A car bomb kills nine and injures 38 at a military base in Medellín. Authorities blame leftist guerrillas for the attack.[3] FARC Colombian conflict


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
10 August Shooting 1 5 United States Los Angeles, United States Aryan Nations member Buford O. Furrow opened fire on a Jewish community center, wounding an elderly secretary, a teenage counselor and three young boys. After fleeing Furrow murdered a Filipino-American mail carrier and than to a Taxi to Las Vegas where he surrendered to authorities. Buford Furrow
Aryan Nations
30 August Bombing 1 40 Russia Moscow, Russia A bomb exploded at a mall in Moscow, killing one person and injuring 40 others. Islamic Djamaat of Dagestan War of Dagestan


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4-16 September Bombings 293 1,000+ Russia Russia A series of bombings at apartment buildings occurred in Russia during September 1999. The first occurred on 4 September in Buynaksk, Dagestan, the next bombings occurred in Moscow on the 9th and 13th. The final bombing occurred on the 16th in Volgodonsk. Overall, 293 people were killed and over 1,000 more were wounded. The Russian government blamed the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria for the blasts, however, many Chechen separatists as well several Russian journalists have accused the Federal Security Service of Russia of staging these bombings as a false flag in order in bring Vladimir Putin into power and garner support for the Second Chechen War which had just commenced. Disputed Second Chechen War
18 September Massacre 54 Sri Lanka Ampara, Sri Lanka LTTE cadres massacre at least 50 Sinhalese civilians in three villages in Ampara District.[4][5] LTTE Sri Lankan civil war


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
7 October Hostage-taking 0 0 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand A group of militants from the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors took 89 people hostage at the Burmese embassy in Bangkok. The attackers released all of the hostages and escaped without bloodshed. VBSW Internal conflict in Myanmar


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
12 November Bombing 7 Dozens Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Seven die and dozens are injured when a bomb explodes in Bogotá. No claim for responsibility is made.[6] Unknown


Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
18 December Suicide bombing 12 (+1 attacker) 7 Sri Lanka Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka 12 people, including former Sri Lankan army Chief of Staff Lakshman Algama, are killed by an LTTE. LTTE Sri Lankan civil war

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  2. ^ CNN: Eleven hurt in Moscow hotel elevator explosion, April 26, 1999
  3. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 1999, Page A04
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka rebels kill 50". BBC News. 1999-09-18. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  5. ^ Sambandan, V.S. (1999). "Carnage in eastern Sri Lanka". Frontline. 16 (20). Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  6. ^ BBC: Colombia bomb kills seven, November 12, 1999